MasTec Selected As An IBM Preferred Provider For Rapid Network Deployment Program

January 03, 2000

MIAMI, Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- MasTec, Inc. (NYSE: MTZ) announced today that IBM Global Procurement has selected MasTec as a preferred provider of installation and maintenance services for IBM's Rapid Network Deployment Program. This program supports IBM's Global Services division, which provides turn-key multiple-vendor network solutions developed by IBM. The program also supports IBM's recent strategic alliance with Cisco Systems to provide a full spectrum of network products and services to customers' e-business and networking needs.

IBM (NYSE: IBM) will use MasTec's nationwide network installation and maintenance capabilities on select projects deploying large scale new or existing network upgrades involving routers, servers and associated network infrastructure. Companies will be able to turn to IBM Global Services for all of their network support needs -- from network consulting and design to procurement, implementation and maintenance.

MasTec's latest project under this agreement involves the installation of more than 1,200 medical kiosks in hospital emergency rooms. These kiosks give emergency room personnel rapid access to patient information and pharmaceutical advisories. Other current and ongoing projects by MasTec for IBM include nationwide deployments of financial service applications and applications for the retail community.

"Being selected by IBM for participation in this key program further solidifies the relationship that has been developing between our two companies," said Joel-Tomas Citron, president and CEO of MasTec, Inc. "The phenomenal growth in the Internet and e-commerce is increasingly causing customers to turn to premiere companies for turn-key solutions. MasTec is pleased to be part of those solutions."

MasTec is the largest end-to-end communications and energy infrastructure service provider in North America. MasTec ( builds, installs and maintains internal and external networks supporting Internet, Internet- related applications, and other communications and energy facilities for leading telecommunications, cable television, energy and Fortune 500 companies.
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